Procurement for Telecoms

1 Days / 2 Live Online Sessions (0900-1230)

Procurement plays a vital role in the telecommunications industry, ensuring the efficient and cost-effective acquisition of goods and services necessary for operations. With the rapid pace of technological advancements and evolving customer demands, telecom companies rely on procurement professionals to source and negotiate contracts for network infrastructure, equipment, software, and services.

Effective procurement strategies can help telecom companies optimize their supply chains, control costs, and ensure efficient delivery of products and services. Furthermore, the procurement function involves managing vendor relationships, conducting market research, and staying updated on industry trends to drive innovation and maintain a competitive edge in this dynamic sector.

The one-day Procurement for Telecoms course will enable you to build a better understanding of the key concepts and strategies in procurement and apply these concepts to your own organization.


A basic understanding of business concepts and operations within the telecoms industry would be helpful, as would some familiarity with emerging Industry trends.

Who would benefit?

This training course would benefit telecoms executives or managers who work in, or have an interest in, the procurement process within telecoms and related organisations.

Course Modules:

  1. Concepts of Procurement in Telecoms
  2. Supplier Strategy
  3. Identifying Potential
  4. Category Specific Procurement Levers
  5. Implementing a strategy
  6. CSR and Carbon Neutral for Procurement in Telecoms

Course Director: Tim Williams

Tim is a seasoned professional with extensive experience in procurement and supply chain management, his expertise spans strategic procurement advisory, procurement transformation, stakeholder management, and driving improvements in procurement functions. Tim is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply and has held significant leadership roles including:

  • Senior Advisor to a Major Strategic Global Consultancy
  • Chief Procurement Officer MTN Group (Location Dubai)
  • Director of SCM Transformation and Services Procurement, Vodafone Procurement Company
  • Head of Supply Chain Transformation Vodafone Group

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